Patents by Inventor Thomas Knychalski

Thomas Knychalski has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 12010810
    Abstract: An example cable enclosure is provided that includes a chassis, a front cover coupled to the chassis, and first and second slide rails slidably coupled relative to the chassis. The cable enclosure includes a first release lever mounted to the chassis. The first release lever is capable of being positioned into a first position and a second position. In the first position, the first release lever engages the chassis to prevent sliding of the chassis and the front cover relative to the first and second slide rails. In the second position, the first release lever disengages the chassis to allow for sliding of the chassis and the front cover relative to the first and second slide rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Legrand DPC, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Knychalski, Daniel M. Smith, Ryan J. Grandidge
  • Publication number: 20240004146
    Abstract: An example hybrid fiber connector is provided. The hybrid fiber connector includes a housing defining a proximal end and an opposing distal end. The housing includes at least one wall. The hybrid fiber connector includes a ferrule disposed at the proximal end of the housing, and at least one contact pad coupled to the at least one wall of the housing. Upon insertion into a port of a complementary adapter, the ferrule is capable of completing an optical connection and the at least one contact pad is capable of completing an electrical connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: Ortronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan J. Grandidge, Daniel M. Smith, Thomas Knychalski
  • Publication number: 20230397359
    Abstract: An example modular cable management device for a media patching system is provided. The device includes a body defining a top surface, a bottom surface opposing the top surface, a front side, and a rear side opposing the front side. The device includes an opening formed in the body at the bottom surface and extending into the body. The opening includes features for engagement with a fastener for detachable coupling of the body to the media patching system. The device includes extensions protruding from the front side of the body. The extensions define one or more spaces therebetween for receipt of cables associated with the media patching system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2022
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Applicant: Ortronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Knychalski, Ryan J. Grandidge, Daniel M. Smith, Michael J. Moldoch
  • Publication number: 20220390687
    Abstract: Systems and methods for angle polishing of the end faces of a plurality of optical connectors are provided. Systems are provided that include a connector defining a longitudinal axis, and at least two ferrules mounted with respect to the connector and arranged in a side-by-side orientation. The end faces of the connectors are movable relative to the connector and such movement facilitates lateral orientation of the angle polished end faces of the ferrules relative to the connector when in the mating position. Various mechanisms and methods for facilitating movement of the ferrules relative to the connector are disclosed to achieve the desired lateral polish orientation of the ferrule end faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: Ortronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Smith, Ryan J. Grandidge, Thomas Knychalski, Robert E. Abel
  • Patent number: 11448833
    Abstract: Systems and methods for angle polishing of the end faces of a plurality of optical connectors are provided. Systems are provided that include a connector defining a longitudinal axis, and at least two ferrules mounted with respect to the connector and arranged in a side-by-side orientation. The end faces of the connectors are movable relative to the connector and such movement facilitates lateral orientation of the angle polished end faces of the ferrules relative to the connector when in the mating position. Various mechanisms and methods for facilitating movement of the ferrules relative to the connector are disclosed to achieve the desired lateral polish orientation of the ferrule end faces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Ortronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Smith, Ryan J. Grandidge, Thomas Knychalski, Robert E. Abel
  • Publication number: 20220210941
    Abstract: An example cable enclosure is provided that includes a chassis, a front cover coupled to the chassis, and first and second slide rails slidably coupled relative to the chassis. The cable enclosure includes a first release lever mounted to the chassis. The first release lever is capable of being positioned into a first position and a second position. In the first position, the first release lever engages the chassis to prevent sliding of the chassis and the front cover relative to the first and second slide rails. In the second position, the first release lever disengages the chassis to allow for sliding of the chassis and the front cover relative to the first and second slide rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Applicant: Ortronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Knychalski, Daniel M. Smith, Ryan J. Grandidge
  • Patent number: 11369034
    Abstract: An example ejectable cassette, guide column, and ejectable cassette system is provided. The ejectable cassette includes a housing including a proximal end, a distal end, a first side, and a second side. The ejectable cassette includes a first locking mechanism assembly at the first side of the housing. The first locking mechanism assembly includes a first locking tab slidably disposed along the first locking mechanism assembly. The first locking tab is biased towards the proximal end of the housing. The ejectable cassette includes a second locking mechanism assembly at the second side of the housing. The second locking mechanism assembly includes a second locking tab slidably disposed along the second locking mechanism assembly. The second locking tab is biased towards the distal end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Ortronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Smith, Thomas Knychalski, Ryan J. Grandidge, Rudolph A. Montgelas
  • Publication number: 20210149123
    Abstract: Systems and methods for angle polishing of the end faces of a plurality of optical connectors are provided. Systems are provided that include a connector defining a longitudinal axis, and at least two ferrules mounted with respect to the connector and arranged in a side-by-side orientation. The end faces of the connectors are movable relative to the connector and such movement facilitates lateral orientation of the angle polished end faces of the ferrules relative to the connector when in the mating position. Various mechanisms and methods for facilitating movement of the ferrules relative to the connector are disclosed to achieve the desired lateral polish orientation of the ferrule end faces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Ortronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Smith, Ryan J. Grandidge, Thomas Knychalski, Robert E. Abel
  • Publication number: 20210084788
    Abstract: An example ejectable cassette, guide column, and ejectable cassette system is provided. The ejectable cassette includes a housing including a proximal end, a distal end, a first side, and a second side. The ejectable cassette includes a first locking mechanism assembly at the first side of the housing. The first locking mechanism assembly includes a first locking tab slidably disposed along the first locking mechanism assembly. The first locking tab is biased towards the proximal end of the housing. The ejectable cassette includes a second locking mechanism assembly at the second side of the housing. The second locking mechanism assembly includes a second locking tab slidably disposed along the second locking mechanism assembly. The second locking tab is biased towards the distal end of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Ortronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Smith, Thomas Knychalski, Ryan J. Grandidge, Rudolph A. Montgelas